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Allerton Garden

4425 Lawai Road, Poipu, Kauai, HI 96741
+1 808-332-7324
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How can a garden on Kauai NOT be beautiful?

And this one IS beautiful - they all are. The guided tour was excellent, although the emphasis was... read more

Reviewed 25 May 2016
Opera_lover054
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Creswell, Oregon
Always fascinating and educational.

We have been to the garden multiple times and I would go back in a heartbeat, especially if Juan is... read more

Reviewed 24 May 2016
Lucy A
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North Plains, or
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NTBG’s Allerton Garden Garden is located on the south shore of Kauai in the picturesque Lawai Valley. Tours run daily and include a ride from the Visitors Center in Poipu along a scenic coastal route and continue along the valley rim on a former sugarcane train railbed. Visitors disembark on the valley floor to explore this former private estate, named by National Geographic Traveler magazine as one of the 50 places to see in a lifetime. Plants form the walls of outdoor rooms, the canopy of trees the ceiling. Housed within are elegant statuary and water features. A popular spot for photos is the ‘Jurassic trees’, with their massive curving roots.National Tropical Botanical Garden is a nonprofit institution, dedicated to saving and studying tropical plants.
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  • Very good19%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“sunset tour” (90 reviews)
“our tour guide” (104 reviews)
“jurassic park” (98 reviews)
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Hours Today: 09:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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4425 Lawai Road, Poipu, Kauai, HI 96741
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Reviewed 25 May 2016

And this one IS beautiful - they all are. The guided tour was excellent, although the emphasis was less on the plants and more on the history of the place. Some of he "rooms" have suffered over time, and most of them would have been...More

Thank Opera_lover054
Reviewed 24 May 2016 via mobile

We have been to the garden multiple times and I would go back in a heartbeat, especially if Juan is giving the tour. He really engages with his group and provides a 'from the heart' spiritual tour. I remember his advice every day - 'Go...More

Thank Lucy A
Reviewed 24 May 2016

We really enjoyed our visit to the Allerton. Interesting history and evolution of the gardens, great tour guides and a few movie locations as well. Definitely worth the time and money to visit the gardens. Could've spent all day there.

Thank Driver1969
Reviewed 21 May 2016

We took the guided tour of the Allerton Gardens and truly enjoyed our tour. Not a ton of "flowers", but more about the garden "rooms" - trees and water features. Our guide was very knowledgeable and entertaining. I would recommend this attraction if your looking...More

Thank TravelerRob64
NTBGTours, Marketing Manager at Allerton Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 23 May 2016

Aloha TravelerRob64, Thank you for your kind review and for sharing it with us and the Trip Advisor community. We are so delighted to know you enjoyed your experience with us. Your ticket purchase directly supports National Tropical Botanical Garden and our network of gardens,...More

Reviewed 20 May 2016 via mobile

I had high hopes of seeing exotic flowers from my favorite island. I love a beautiful garden. My expectations were greatly out of sync with the reality of the actual offering. The cheerful lady at the gift shop took lots of time explaining the benefit...More

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NTBGTours, Marketing Manager at Allerton Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 23 May 2016

Aloha Robin 1954, Thank you for reaching out to us on Trip Advisor and sharing your feedback with us. We aim to ensure all of our visitors have an exceptional experience and we are disappointed to hear that the garden was not what you expected....More

Reviewed 19 May 2016

We enjoyed our experience at the Allerton Garden. The variety of garden rooms is very well thought out. It's also interesting seeing places within the garden where Jurassic Park and Pirates of the Caribbean were filmed.More

1  Thank barbienana3
NTBGTours, Marketing Manager at Allerton Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 23 May 2016

Mahalo for your review Barbienana3! We are so glad you enjoyed your tour and seeing the movie sites! We hope to see you in the garden again soon, or enjoying a self-guided stroll through Limahuli Garden and Preserve or McBryde Garden. You can also find...More

Reviewed 18 May 2016

We did not take the bus tour but walked some of the gardens around the visitor center. There is also a cafe in that center. A lovely setting with an amazing array of flowers even in the small sampling we saw.More

Thank Susie10644
NTBGTours, Marketing Manager at Allerton Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 23 May 2016

Aloha Susie10644, Thank you so much for visiting the South Shore Visitors Center. We are glad you were able to enjoy the gift shop, garden cafe and display area. The display garden is a very small sample of what the garden tours hold, so we...More

Reviewed 15 May 2016

Allergen Garden is nice, but a tour could probably be condensed into 1 hour. Unfortunately self-guided tours are not available. The mermaid fountain was my favorite, and seeing the fig trees from Jurassic Park was cool, but I expected to see more flowers. If you...More

2  Thank Paul T
NTBGTours, Marketing Manager at Allerton Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 23 May 2016

Aloha Paul T, Thank you so much for reaching out to us on Trip Advisor and sharing your feedback with us. We take it very seriously and appreciate that you have taken the time to share it. If you have not already, please do consider...More

Reviewed 11 May 2016 via mobile

We didn't know what to expect with the sunset tour, but our experience was incredible! The tour is done right- nice vans, right amount of explanation and pace and the best tour guide! Ken was the best tour guide I have had on any sort...More

Thank lwcolumbus
NTBGTours, Marketing Manager at Allerton Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 23 May 2016

Mahalo lwcolumbus! What a delight to hear that you were able to visit Allerton Garden for a Sunset Dinner Tour during your honeymoon on Kauai! We are so happy to know that you had a great time! Your visit directly supports National Tropical Botanical Garden...More

Reviewed 8 May 2016

Beautiful historic gardens and a bit of old Hawaii. The garden "rooms" are beautiful and inspiring. Seeing one man's vision come to life and the efforts to maintain and preserve the native flora was worth the tour. Tip -DO bring bug spray -- the mosquitoes...More

Thank AnneDSRCA
NTBGTours, Marketing Manager at Allerton Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 23 May 2016

Aloha AnneDSRCA, Thank you so much for your review and reaching out to us on Trip Advisor. We're delighted to know that you enjoyed your garden tour and the "garden rooms." They are an amazing feat and certainly made with conservation of the precious plants...More

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troubletaster
9 May 2017|
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Response from NTBGTours | Property representative |
Hi Troubletaster, Guided Allerton tours are $50 for adults and $25 for children. We also offer a sunset dinner tour of Allerton Garden that includes a light meal at the Allerton's House at the end of the tour for $95. If... More
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LaMichelita
6 May 2017|
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Response from LaMichelita | Reviewed this property |
Thanks for your answers. We are back now. We dropped in without making a reservation and they we were booked up for the time we wanted. But the lady at the counter said you usually don't have to book ahead of time, there... More
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Ron W
15 April 2017|
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Response from jammerspot | Reviewed this property |
yes, there are some at top of garden before the tour and some located down in the garden. Modern facilities.
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